MACRON ACCUSED OF SOWING DIVISION – Brexit agreement was a choice between “war and peace for Ireland.”

President Macron was accused of sowing discord when he said that the Brexit agreement was a choice between “war and peace for Ireland” last night. 

Emmanuel Macron emphasised the necessity of maintaining the integrity of the Northern Ireland Protocol, saying it was “of existential importance” for Europe not to compromise on it. 

Mr Macron, according to RTE, stated:

 “The Protocol is of existential importance for Europe not to compromise when it comes to our single market, the integrity of that, otherwise there are no longer any rules at the borders.”

“It’s a question of war and peace for Ireland. So we should avoid any temptation to be less than serious.”

“And so I think that we should not play with this issue, but it is an issue that we will deal with in Europe in a united way from day one, whether it’s fisheries, or the Irish agreements, or migration. All of these are issues between the EU and the United Kingdom.”